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Garland asks court to unseal warrant for Mar-a-Lago search

The request is now with the judge, and Donald Trump can object


August 12, 2022

Susan Walsh, Associated Press

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he personally approved the search warrant, which was part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the discovery of classified White House records.

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is asking a federal court to unseal the warrant the FBI used to search the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, acknowledging extraordinary public interest in the case about classified records.

The request is striking because such documents traditionally remain sealed during a pending investigation. But the Justice Department appeared to recognize that its silence since the search had created a vacuum for bitter verbal attacks by Trump and his allies, and that the public was entitled to the FBI's side about what prompted Monday's action at the former president's home.

"The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," said a motion filed in federal court in Florida on Thursday.


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